GCH CH AfterAll Painting the Sky
(Photo by Infocusbymiguel)
The Montgomery County Kennel Club show is always a memorable event. Attendees at this year’s show took some bittersweet memories home after a somber announcement was made just before the group judging. It was announced that Walter Goodman, MCKC’s President Emeritus, had passed away just two hours earlier. As a second generation Skye Terrier breeder, Walter’s name was synonymous with the breed, introducing the breed to the entire world in 1969 when he showed his home bred Skye, CH Glamoor Good News to Best In Show at the Westminster Kennel Club show, the only time a Skye has won the fabled event.
Skye Terriers were front and center at this year’s event with 88 entries celebrating the breed’s Diamond Jubilee. Judge Roberta Campbell had all 31 Terrier Breeds in her group, most of which are currently the Number One Dog in their respective breeds. Judge Campbell’s top four were the country’s Number One Terrier and Number One Dog All Breeds, the Wire Fox Terrier, GCH CH AfterAll Painting the Sky, the Number Two Terrier and Number Eight Dog All Breeds, the Russell Terrier, GCH CH Goldsands Columbus, the Number Four Terrier, the Miniature Schnauzer, GCH CH Allaruth Just Kidding v Sole Baye, and the Number Six Terrier, the Lakeland Terrier, GCH CH Larkspur Acadia Save Me a Spot, in that order.
Sky has now gathered two jewels of the Terrier Triple Crown, the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship and the Montgomery County Kennel Club show. Is it too early to talk about Westminster 2014? Maybe. Besides we dog people are superstitious. We won’t talk about that just yet. We do know this, today’s win puts Sky almost 18,000 points ahead of all other dogs this year.